Haines, Alaska, US
Deluxe Haines Highlights
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Explore the fascinating city of Haines with some intriguing visits to the area's best attractions. Your knowledgeable guide will meet you at the dock and escort you to the bus. Climb aboard and begin your exploration of Haines' Native culture, fascinating history and magnificent mountain and ocean views.
A narrated driving tour takes you through historic Fort Seward, one of the first US military bases in Alaska. Make the short drive to Picture Point for an opportunity to admire and photograph the town of Haines and your ship.
Stop at the American Bald Eagle Foundation's Raptor Center -- an interpretive wildlife education center -- to watch a live feeding of this beautiful bird that is the symbol of America and learn more of the other native wildlife. You will also be treated to a live flight presentation of one of several birds of prey.
Drive south of town along the Chilkat Peninsula, where glaciers, towering peaks, rivers and the sea all converge in amazing scenery. Here, you'll visit the oldest working cannery in Alaska, owned and operated by the Haines Packing Company. The smokehouse was built in 1917 but it is now a state-of-the-art facility complete with pinbone extractors, blast freezers and vacuum packing machines.
Finally, transfer to a private, covered beachside location to enjoy a snack of locally-caught smoked salmon, fresh-baked sourdough bread, homemade cookies, and gorgeous ocean and mountain views.
Return to the cruise ship pier.
The cannery may or may not be in operation at the time of your tour, depending upon season and salmon catch. Minimum age is 8 years.